Re: Old NVIDIA card, new FreeBSD = failure?

From: Robert Huff <roberthuff_at_rcn.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 18:11:42 -0400
Greg V <greg_at_unrelenting.technology>:

>   Robert Huff <roberthuff_at_rcn.com>:
>   
>   >	(For anyone in my position: I _think_ the RX 460 and above
>   >support GCN 2.1, which is what I _think_ is the bottom-end
>   >specification.  Cards matching this number seem to start at about
>   >US $50.)
>   
>   GCN is the name of the GPU architecture, not something a GPU
>   "supports"..

	Got that; the "support" is from the software.
	I have two conflicting desires:
	a) I want to run modern applications ...
			on the latest stable version of X ...
			using an actively maintained and
				improved version of amdgpu/drm ...
			working with reasonably high-performance hardware.
	b) I have a very limited budget, and would ideally like to be
		able to use this on older systems - say ones with a PCIe 2.0
		expansion slot.

	Finding a card that meets these specifications has been
... educational.  That's why I'm hoping someone more knowledgable
has done the work and would be willing to publish it.


			Respectfully,


				Robert Huff
				
Received on Sat Jun 26 2021 - 22:11:42 UTC

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